Phil Jones: Man Utd showed why we’re champions at Sunderland

Phil Jones praises Manchester United's spirit and resilience after coming from behind to beat Sunderland on Saturday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Sunderland
1
Man Utd
2

Phil Jones praised Manchester United’s spirit and resilience after coming from behind to beat Sunderland on Saturday.

David Moyes’ men found themselves 1-0 down at the Stadium of Light in the fifth minute when Craig Gardner fired home.

But on his first Premier League start, 18-year-old Adnan Januzaj powered in Patrice Evra’s cut-back, before sealing the win with a stunning volley in a six-minute second-half spell.

The win was just United’s third league victory of the season, but defender Jones believes the Red Devils showcased their title credentials with their attitude.

“Everyone dug in today, it was a great performance and a massive three points,” Jones told MUTV.

“We were put on the back foot right from the first minute, and perhaps we didn’t get out of the traps as well as we should have done.

“They were fired up, and perhaps we didn’t expect it quite as much as we should have in the first 10 minutes, but once we got to grips with the game I thought we played some terrific stuff.

“That was the sign of champions out there. When your backs are against the wall and everyone’s raising questions, a performance like that puts the record straight.”

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

OUR PICK: Discover the 5 best fat burner supplements

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Opinion
The Sport Review
Man United signing Nemanja Matic sees his stock rise in perfect Chelsea storm
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Arsene Wenger replies when asked if Alexis Sanchez will sign new Arsenal deal
The Sport Review
Steven Gerrard sends open message to Liverpool fans about Philippe Coutinho
The Sport Review
Thierry Henry sends warning to Arsenal fans about Man United